Smart Pension has been praised by judges for making saving 'intuitive and accessible to engage the new generation brought into pensions for the first time via auto enrolment.'
The leading workplace pension platform was highly commended in the Pension Provider of the Year category at the 2018 Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards (WSB).
The impressive commendation saw Smart Pension picked out for its approach in the competitive category, which also included Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), Aviva and NEST. Hargreaves Lansdown was named as the overall winner of the section.
Andrew Evans co-founder and CEO of Smart Pension, said: "We're delighted our platform has been recognised in these respected awards. It's great to hear the judges' comments about how we are improving engagement. Smart is developing the technology that will give people the chance to have a higher level of instant interaction in real time with their retirement savings than has ever been possible."
"This in turn is helping people to engage more and in the long term, save more, creating better retirement outcomes for our members."
The judges said: "Two particular submissions caught judges' eyes in this category and a highly commended award was given to Smart Pension for the way it is making saving "intuitive and accessible to engage the new generation brought into pensions for the first time via auto enrolment". The winner of this category - praised by judges for its "one-stop shop approach to workplace pensions, savings and investments" - is Hargreaves Lansdown."
Launched in 2015, Smart Pension exceeds £4bn in assets under management (AUM) and now serves over one million members and more than 70,000 employers. It is powered by Keystone, Smart’s global savings and investments technology platform.
Aquiline Capital Partners, Barclays, Chrysalis Investments, DWS Group, Fidelity International Strategic Ventures, J.P. Morgan, Legal & General Investment Management, Link Group and Natixis Investment Managers are all investors in Smart Pension.